The Yemeni Nutrition Movement meeting in Amman, Jordan. June 4, 2023 (Saba)

Meetings in Jordan Discuss Supporting Yemen Economy


Sun, 04-06-2023 04:55 PM, Aden

Amman (South24) 

Today, the Yemeni Nutrition Movement held its first national meeting, headed by the Minister of Planning and International Cooperation in the internationally recognized government of Yemen, Waed Badhib, in Amman, Jordan.

The official Saba agency said that the meeting discussed the dangerous indicators of malnutrition and food insecurity in Yemen, in the presence of representatives from civil society, the private sector, donors and the United Nations.

"Malnutrition in all its forms is a critical national issue," said Minister Waed Badhib. He called for drawing up a road map to address malnutrition in Yemen, and defining a mechanism for implementing plans in this direction.

The Yemeni official warned of the decline in humanitarian funds allocated to Yemen "as a result of global developments and successive political, environmental and economic crises."

In a related context, officials from the Yemeni government met with the International Fund mission to examine the state of the Yemeni economy and the level of progress in achieving financial and monetary reforms, according to Saba.

The governor of the Central Bank of Yemen and officials from the ministries of finance, planning, oil and electricity discussed with the International Monetary Fund mission "the challenges posed by the Houthi militia to peace efforts and targeting the economy," according to the agency.

In a meeting with the UN Envoy to Yemen in Riyadh, on Sunday, the Chairman of Yemen's Presidential Leadership Council Rashad Al-Alimi accused the Houthis of attempting to seize the banking sector and the private sector.

"The restrictions imposed on the of mobility of individuals and goods, and the measures against banks, chambers of commerce and the private sector, aim to replace the banking system with one affiliate with the Houthis, similar to Hezbollah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard," Al-Alimi said.

Yemen is experiencing a major humanitarian and economic crisis, among the worst in the world, according to the United Nations. The war, which entered its ninth year, caused the collapse of the local currency, the spread of poverty, and the entry of millions below the poverty line.

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